I have been hardcore craving Lebanese food. And I’m not talking just a yummy shawarma I can get from a local food truck. I want the real deal…mamas cooking, preferably. The authentic flavors, the comfort, all of it. So I did a little playing around in my kitchen this past week and man have I seen the light!
This One Pan Lebanese Chicken and Lentil Pilaf is not a traditional Lebanese dish. It is a lazy-cooks version of a couple of dishes combined and can I just say that it’s the best lazy-move I may have ever made in the kitchen? The most tender, flavorful chicken paired with a savory lentil pilaf is a match made in heaven. Continue reading
You guys, this weather we are having around here! It’s COLD! Gorgeous, but man does that change in temp feel like a chill or what? It’s pretty much the best kind of weather. You know, the kind of weather where it’s not too cold to sleep with your windows open…but them when you wake up in the morning you can’t possibly seem to peel yourself out of those perfectly warm, cozy covers because your room has an insane chill going through it.
We have been comfort-fooding around here like crazy people lately. It must be the weather. And these Quick-Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes made the roster. I feel like I say this a lot, mostly because I only tend to share the recipes that get my family’s stamp of approval, but these are definitely a favorite among the kiddos. Continue reading
Happy Tuesday, friends! Nothing like a little healthy ditty like this Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta to get things moving…and so quick, to boot!
Again, here, I hail the ripe tomato. I just can’t stop. They are so lovely and sweet right now and I want to utilize them in any way I am able before they are no more….what a sad day that will be.
This is such a simple recipe that includes a whole lot of freshness. The sweet, acidic tomatoes and white wine make just the most perfect, bright, simple sauce for the shrimp; and you better grab some crusty bread for sopping up all of that juice, its a must. Continue reading
Do you guys have that urge to cook a solid meal on Sundays? Like, a stick to your ribs, starchy, midwestern type meal? I can’t get over it. I don’t know what it is. But chances are you’ll never see me serving a main course salad or light dish on that savored last-day-of-the-weekend. It just doesn’t feel right. Continue reading
I hope you’re reading this feeling refreshed after a long weekend! We had a great one that involved so much yummy food and this Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette +Bleu Cheese was up there on the list.
It’s a fantastic way to doll up potatoes without much work at all. We paired it with grilled steaks and a green salad and it fit in just perfectly. It’s wonderful both warm and at room temperature which makes it great for entertaining and it couldn’t be more simple to do. Continue reading
You guys. These mothers day commercials that are all over the tube these last couple of evenings? I gush. The tears. The sweetness. Mothers…of children, of students, of dogs, I don’t care who you mother. You deserve the world. Continue reading
I hope your Easter was a blessed one, friends. We had such a lovely weekend…a ton of family time, endless fun for the kiddos and food galore.
Ham was on the menu over here and I know for many of you, as well. So in an effort to simplify your meal plans for the week, lets find a way to use up that leftover ham in 5 Simple, Delicious Weeknight-Worthy Meals! Continue reading
I kind of feel like just letting the pictures talk to you today, friends. Eat with your eyes, it’s so darn fun. But don’t leave your belly hanging…get these on your Super Bowl menu this year. So good. Continue reading
Let’s just get right to it. I’m not a cod girl. Never have been, never will be. It just doesn’t do much for me. Unless its battered. And deep fried. And doused in a lip puckering dunking sauce of deliciousness. Then I’m a cod girl.
So thats what I’ve done here with this recipe. I’ve ‘battered’ it. And ‘deep fried’ it. And doused it in a lip puckering dunking sauce of deliciousness. Without truly battering it. And without deep frying it. Shh…my family has no idea! Continue reading
This rice could basically serve as breakfast, dessert or dinner. It’s rich and sweet with a hint of savory…I can’t tell you how well I devour this stuff. Serve it for breakfast instead of oatmeal. Or throw a little ground cinnamon and a tad maple syrup right on top for a healthy, hearty dessert. But for dinner? Aye yaye yaye. It’s the perfect compliment to any meat or veggies from the grill. Mix the smoky grilled taste with this sweet, creamy side and its a match made in heaven. Continue reading